Here's the latest ad from Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), the libertarian-leaning presidential candidate who is currently polling even with Mitt Romney in Iowa.
The ad is fun - one part Mountain Dew taking it to the EXTREME, one part Poochie from The Simpsons, and one part unabashed, actual limited-government rhetoric (cutting one trillion dollars - "with a T!" - in the first year) - but will it propel the longtime congressman to victory in Iowa and beyond?
Who knows? And in many ways, who cares? Gaze upon this 30 seconds of high-volume, high-motion libertarianism and ponder the fact that the hippest guy running for president (and I'm including Barack "Mom Jeans" Obama in this) is a 76 year old ob-gyn from Texas who served in the military and is anti-war, who increasingly looks like Timothy Leary (who once sponsored a fundraiser for Paul's 1988 Libertarian Party run at the White House), and who wants to end the Fed and packs college campuses with kids calling for drug legalization.
America ain't done yet.